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American Gangster

"There are two sides to the American dream."

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Based on a true story.

Details

-- Box Office --
Released: Oct 19th, 2007
Budget: $50,000,000.00
Revenue: N/A
-- General Information --
Rating: R
Runtime: 157 Minutes
Genres: Crime / Drama
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Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
Metascore N/A

American Gangster Main Cast

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Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
plays Frank Lucas
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
plays Richie Roberts
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
plays Huey Lucas
Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
plays Detective Trupo
Lymari Nadal
Lymari Nadal
plays Eva
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): When Detective Richie Roberts is driving a commandeered taxi as he follows a drug dealer with $20,000 bait money, Roberts drives the wrong way through some oncoming traffic before catching up to the car he's following. As he turns a corner three modern cars can quite clearly be seen parked on the left hand side, including a silver SUV (looks like a Porsche Cayenne), a blue saloon and a gold estate / station wagon.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): When speaking with his nephew the baseball player in a scene set in 1972, Frank Lucas (III) confronts him because the nephew missed a meeting he set up with the New York Yankees and Billy Martin. However, Martin did not manage the Yankees until 1975; he was managing the Detroit Tigers from 1971 to 1973.
  • Peter Berg met briefly with producers to direct this and was given the okay by Denzel Washington.
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor (Huey Lucas) and John Ortiz (Javier Rivera) both went on to play the title role in stage productions of Othello; Ejiofor in 2007 in London and Ortiz in 2009 in New York City.
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